Monday, February 28, 2011

SkySight Photography to Hold Photography Class

SkySight Photography will hold a one-day 'Digital Photography Boot-Camp' on Saturday, March 19th. In response to last year's successful photography class, Autumn DeLellis willl share her insights into basic and advanced photography. A morning session will cover digital photography basics, while an afternoon session will detail the more advanced topic of photography portraiture.
The Basic Session, which highlights "Composition and Exposure", will take place from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. The Advanced Session, featuring "Portraits and Lighting", will be held from 1:00-4:00 p.m. The fee for both classes is $75. If you bring a friend, the per person cost is reduced to $70. Participants also have the option of only attending the Basic Session. The fee is $40. If you bring a friend, the Basic Session will cost $35 each.
The classes are open to any and all who are interested in photography. Both classes will be taught by SkySight's owner/photographer, Autumn DeLellis. The morning session will also include light breakfast refreshments and there will be time available for a lunch break between sessions. Those interested in attending are asked to register by calling 724.889.3326 or emailing the studio atinfo@skylightphotography.com
The GCDC extends a congratulation to DeLellis who was recently recognized by National Geographic as a finalist in the Expedition Moments 2010 Photo Contest. DeLellis' photo, “A Light in the Dark,” was taken while on a vacation in Morocco. Visit the GCDC blog to view her winning photograph.

Enjoy the Exhibition at the Westmoreland Museum

This painting, "Spillway", is part of Patrick
Ruane's At the River's Edge exhibition.

This spring, the Westmoreland Museum has a diverse schedule of events suitable for every age and interest. With classes, lectures and special events, there are plenty of opportunities for an enjoyable day or night in Greensburg. Listed below are a few of the Spring Events.
Ongoing Exhibitions:
Barclay Gallery - Born of Fire: The Valley Work
Temporary Exhibitions:
American Landscapes: Treasures from the Parrish Art Museum. January 30 - April 24, 2011
Walsh Gallery – At Rivers Edge: Paintings by Patrick Ruane. January 30 -– April 24, 2011
Museum admission: adults $5 suggested donation; children under 12 and students with valid ID are free.
Programs, Lectures & Special Events:
Thursday Evenings at The Westmoreland – A River Runs Through It.  March 3, 2011 7PM. Free Program.
Art on Tap 5.2.7. March 11, 2011 5-7PM. Admission is $7 and includes 2 drink tickets (beer or wine). 

Quad College Career Fair

If you are looking for a new employer or intern, visit the Quad College Career Fair at Pitt Greensburg. This will be an opportunity to meet and recruit career-minded students from the colleges in Westmoreland County. The Carrer Fair is scheduled for March 17th. Participating employers can expect to meet students interested in exploring various opportunities such as internships, full-time, part-time, summer positions, job shadowing and volunteer opportunities. Hosted by the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg and co-sponsored by Saint Vincent College, Seton Hill University, and Westmoreland County Community College, the Fair will offer students an opportunity to network, gather information, and learn about prospects in their field of interest. The cost for this event is free, and an optional boxed lunch may be purchased.

Event Details
Date/Time: Thursday, March 17th from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Location: University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, Chambers Hall Gymnasium
Registration: To register for this event, please access the online registration form at:www.greensburg.pitt.edu/careerfair. The deadline for registration is Tuesday, March 1st at 5:00 p.m.
 
Space is limited. The Quad College Career Fair Planning Committee reserves the right to balance the distribution of occupational categories, based upon company/agency areas of interest and corresponding student fields of study.
 
For more information or questions, please contact Beth Tiedemann, Director of Career Services attiedeman@pitt.edu or Dorothy Zilic, Assistant Director of Career Services, dmz17@pitt.edu, or call (724) 836-7182.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Give Your Valentine a Taste of Downtown Greensburg


This Valentine’s Day, treat your special Valentine to a one of a kind gift or experience from downtown Greensburg! There are plenty of unique gift ideas right in the area, along with dining that will make your night unforgettable. So plan accordingly! Here are some ideas for this Valentine’s Day:
  • Give the gift of chocolate! Aside from the traditional chocolate covered strawberries, The Chocolate Shoppe also offers blueberries and raspberries, along with a huge assortment of chocolates. Visit www.gourmetchocolateshoppe.com to treat your valentine to one of these delectable gifts.

  • Create a unique gift! At the Pottery Playhouse, you can paint a special gift for your valentine. Get creative for a Valentine’s Day your loved one will remember. Visit www.pottery-playhouse.com for more information.

  • Flowers are always an excellent choice! Red roses are always a top choice, and Joseph Thomas Flower Shop has the perfect arrangements for your Valentine. View the choices at  www.josephthomasflower.com with pricing and delivery options.

  • Remember a romantic dinner! The Supper Club is featuring Chef Greg’s Prix Fixe Dinner Menu for Two available February 11-15. Call724-691-0536 ext. #2 or visit www.supperclubgreensburg.com to make reservations for you and your sweetheart today!

  • Don't forget your little Valentine's with treats and toys from Just Miniature Scale.  All toys, including Melissa & Doug, are 20% off February 9-16! Visit Just Miniature Scale's Facebook page for more promotions!
Make this Valentine's Day special
with delectable treats like these!
 
Spend a day in Greensburg with your Valentine! Downtown shopping provides a change of pace from often crowded and over- commercialized plazas. Lapels; A Fine Men’s Clothier and Golf for Her are just two of the many niche shops with clothing for men and women, specialty gifts, and home d├ęcor items. Art galleries and shops are selling local and regional pieces as the expansion of the Cultural District has attracted more buyers.  Be sure to visit the numerous downtown restaurants as well! With many offering Valentine’s Day specials, you are sure to find one to suit your tastes. While the focus of the Shopping District is Pennsylvania Avenue, a stroll along both East Otterman and Pittsburgh Streets with your Valentine will prove to be a unique and memorable experience.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Greensburg to Hold Women’s Entrepreneurial Symposium

On March 8th, 2011, the E-Magnify Women’s Entrepreneurial Symposium is coming to the Seton Hill University Performing Arts Center located on Harrison Avenue. Focusing on the entrepreneurial renaissance with an update on the progress made by the Westmoreland County Status of Women Committee, the Symposium will feature Marie C. Wilson as their keynote speaker.
Marie C. Wilson
Founder and President of The White House Project

An advocate of women’s leadership for more than 30 years, Marie Wilson is founder and President of The White House Project, creator of Take Our Daughters to Work ® Day and author of Closing the Leadership Gap: Why Women Can and Must Help Run the World (Viking 2004). In 1998, Wilson founded The White House Project in order to build a richly diverse, genuinely representative democracy.

Since its inception, The White House Project has been a pioneer in advancing women’s leadership in every sphere—political and social, cultural and economic. Under Wilson’s stewardship, innovative research and programming initiatives have been hallmarks of The White House Project. Highlights of the last decade include groundbreaking research, including the November 2009 release of “The White House Project Report: Benchmarking Women’s Leadership”, the creation of SheSource.org, a database with over 330 women experts, two national leadership summits, and “Vote, Run, Lead,” a training program that has given more than 10,000 women the tools they need to run for office.

An innovator and change-maker, Wilson’s ultimate goal is to transform American culture so that the number of women leaders in all sectors achieves a critical mass. Marie Wilson is a mother of five and a grandmother of seven. She is a regular blogger for The Huffington Post and contributor to The Washington Post’s “On Leadership” Forum. Marie has been profiled in The New York Times’ “Public Lives” column, and has appeared on The Today Show, Good Morning America, CNN, National Public Radio and other national programs.

Marie will feature her keynote address titled “Add Women, Change Everything” at the 2011 Symposium. The event is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Registration is still open and can be completed by visiting www.e-magnify.com or contacting Joanna Markle for more information at 724-830-4625 or markle@setonhill.edu. The cost for the Symposium is $65 per person or $50 per person with a group discount. March 1st is the registration deadline.

After the Symposium, stay in town and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant or coffee shop and find the special gift at one of the many retail stores. A downtown map and listing of businesses will be distributed to event attendees.

The Seton Hill University E-Magnify women’s business center focuses on providing resources, educational programs, advocacy initiatives and networking opportunities to women entrepreneurs.